Tag: Pollution

Health & Insurance, Social Services

EPA Updates Superfund National Priorities List to Clean Up Pollution and Address Public Health Risks

September 9, 2022

Via: Waste360

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is adding five sites to the Superfund National Priorities List and is proposing to add another two where releases of contamination pose significant human health and environmental risk. “All people […]

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

EPA Will Strengthen Limits on Wastewater Pollution from Coal-Fired Plants

July 27, 2021

Via: PowerMag

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is set to establish more stringent standards on water pollution from coal-fired power plants. The EPA on July 26 announced it would reinstate Obama-era regulations that were rolled back by the Trump administration. An EPA […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

The Impact of New Jersey’s New Environmental Justice Law

October 14, 2020

Via: Waste360

All 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have some form of environmental justice policy, intended to protect minorities and low-income citizens from disproportionately high exposure to pollution; but many of these vulnerable communities are still plagued, and at […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

Op-Ed: Portland’s Costly Highway Mistake

December 26, 2019

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Portland — a city known for its environmentalism, urban planning, public transportation, public involvement, and progressive politicians — is about to go backward by widening a noxious freeway, Interstate 5, through the city’s Rose Quarter. “Climate” Governor Kate Brown, Mayor […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Suntory Group Joins Global Plastic Action Partnership

December 12, 2019

Via: Waste360

Suntory Group announced it has joined the Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP), a global platform that works to effectively and sustainably reduce plastic waste and pollution around the world. This partnership will help Suntory be part of a more sustainable […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works

Report: Impact of Plastics Reveals “Severe” Climate Damage

May 21, 2019

Via: Waste360

In 2019 alone, the production and incineration of plastic will add more than 850 million metric tons of greenhouse gases (GHG) to the atmosphere—equal to the pollution from 189 new 500-megawatt coal-fired power plants. That’s according to a new report […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Washington State Considers Legislation for Plastic Packaging Waste

March 11, 2019

Via: Waste360

Washington state is considering two legislative measures to better manage plastic packaging waste. The first legislation, HB 1204, addresses plastic packaging pollution and recycling, and the second legislation, HB 1795, would eliminate the state’s 50 percent recycling goal and ban […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Are We Entering the Era of State Pollution Taxes?

June 20, 2018

Via: Waste360

It’s no secret that the current administration favors environmental deregulation and corporate tax breaks to incentivize domestic production and boost economic growth. Rollbacks targeting a variety of previously adopted environmental policies were initiated, with more expected. Across the board, philosophical […]